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    Complications of Overweight

    Treatment Complications Overweight – ETHOS HEALTH CARE

    Being overweight or obese can have a serious impact on health. It increases your risk of many potentially serious health conditions. Overweight reduces life expectancy by an average of 3 to 10 years, depending on how severe the problem is. The more overweight you are, the more likely you are to have health problems.

    Overweight Related Health Problems

    • High Blood Pressure
    • Type 2 Diabetes
    • Coronary Heart Disease
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Breast cancer
    • Gallbladder cancer
    • Abnormal levels of blood fats
    • Menstrual issues and infertility in women
    • Gallstones
    • Fatty Liver Disease
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Pregnancy complications, such as gestational diabetesor pre-eclampsia

    If you are considered to be overweight, losing as little as 5 percent of your body weight may lower your risk for several diseases, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

    Tips for healthy eating that may help you control your weight 

    • Eat lean sources of protein, such as lean meats, seafood, beans and peas, soy, nuts, and seeds.
    • Make half of your plate fruits and vegetables.
    • Replace unrefined grains (white bread, pasta, white rice) with whole-grain options (whole wheat bread, brown rice, oatmeal).